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About the Project

The Scandinavian Brown Bear Research Project is a long-term and individual-based research project that studies the ecology and management of brown bears (Ursus arctos) since 1984. The overarching purpose of the SBP is to provide important knowledge to the wildlife management authorities in Norway and Sweden forming a solid scientific basis for the current and future management of bears. Our studies have increased our understanding of brown bear and Ursid biology as well as evolutionary theory, have improved our knowledge on how bears live in our environment, their inter- interactions with other species and were fundamental in the development of noninvasive monitoring methods of elusive wildlife. The SBP is funded by the Swedish Environment Agency (SEPA or Naturvårdsverket) and the Norwegian Environment Agency (NEA or Miljødirektoratet).

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